The community of Virgin River saw Vanessa Rutledge through her darkest days-now she's looking to a bright future In the space of a few months ... Show synopsis The community of Virgin River saw Vanessa Rutledge through her darkest days-now she's looking to a bright future In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son-breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn't exist. Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Semper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he's done right by Matt's widow as best he can...considering he's been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he's about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him-a claim that will be tough to escape. With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.